Spousal Support Is One Of The Most Contentious Issues In Divorce
Alimony, which is sometimes called “spousal support” or “maintenance,” is often one of the most hotly contested issues in a divorce. At Clark Law PLLC, we help divorcing spouses pursue fair and equitable alimony arrangements that protect their interests and meet their goals.
Will I Have To Pay Alimony?
If your income is significantly higher than that of your spouse and you have been married for several years, there is a fairly high probability that you will be ordered to pay alimony by the court. If you are the lower earner in the marriage or if you took time off from a career to raise children or take care of the marital home, you may be entitled to alimony.
The amount of alimony awarded will depend on many factors, including:
- The length of the marriage
- Each spouse’s health and age
- Each spouse’s occupation and income
- Each spouse’s education and future employability
- A prenuptial agreement, if one is in place
- Whether there is any legal fault in the divorce
- The division of marital property in the divorce
If you believe that you and your spouse can reach a fair agreement about matters of alimony and property division, you may be able to settle them without going to court. Several attorneys at Clark Law PLLC have been trained in collaborative law and marital mediation to help couples resolve these issues amicably and cost-effectively.
Contact Our Knowledgeable Alimony Lawyers
Modifying your divorce agreement to change your alimony arrangements is very difficult and may even be impossible in your particular situation. It is essential to get it right the first time. Retain the help of an experienced Manchester, New Hampshire, family law attorney.